The House that Arkley built
A few years back, Rob and Cheri Arkley tore down a landmark house in Baton Rouge and built this one, much to the dismay of locals.
University student Zach Martin, a construction management sophomore, lived in the home’s guest apartment last year before its destruction.
He was not pleased with the Arkleys’ decision to tear down the home.
“It was such a beautiful place to live,” Martin said. “It’s a shame that some outsider from California can come in and bulldoze a piece of Baton Rouge’s history.”
Word has it landscaping for the lavish pad is underway following four years of construction.
Some readers will remember the 2004 announcement that the Arkley’s were moving to Baton Rouge for tax purposes, and because “California is a disaster of socialism.”